• Children's Mental Health Therapist - WISe

    Job ID 2018-1031
    Job Locations
    US-WA-Port Angeles
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Name
    Peninsula Behavioral Health - Port Angeles
    Location : Address
    118 East 8th Street
  • Overview

    To provide therapy services for children and adolescents in collaboration with the agency partners, parents, or guardians caring for them. This position would be a member of a core team providing voluntary wraparound services to families with high acuity needs. To improve the operations of Peninsula Behavioral Health (PBH) in support of its mission. To provide the highest level of customer service to internal and external customers.



    • Provide effective and efficient clinical services, using best practice standards, including evidence-based treatment models to eligible children and families in the community. Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certification required within two months of hire.
    • Complete and maintain all required appropriate clinical and administrative records in a timely manner, using Collaborative Documentation when appropriate. Documentation includes, but not limited to, cross-system care plans, crisis plans, progress and treatment plans.
    • Provide outreach services to clients and their parents/guardians. Participate in team meetings in home, community, and office.
    • Collaborate with schools, social service agencies, and other providers to ensure continuity and quality of care. Build teams utilizing natural supports to support the families in WISe.
    • Participate in the implementation of administrative and clinical policies of PBH as appropriate. Meet productivity standards.
    • Function as a team member of the program, collaborate regularly, and participate constructively in problem-solving.
    • Provide consultation, education, and training for PBH staff and other agencies or individuals regarding clinical issues.
    • Provide crisis intervention services as needed during the work day including consultation with DMHPs, team members, and supports. Assist families to build unique crisis plans. Provide approximately one week per two month rotating on-call support to WISe families.
    • Actively participate in supervision and training via consultation and professional development.
    • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.
    • Maintains familiarity with and handles client information in accordance with Federal Regulations (42 CFR, Part 2), the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 71.05.390 and RCW 71.24), and other applicable laws pertaining to confidentiality of client and staff information.
    • Maintains physical security of confidential materials and assigned agency property.
    • Attends Performance Improvement Meetings on a regularly scheduled basis.


    • Performs relevant clinical and administrative tasks according to agency policies.
    • Participates in team meetings and program development.
    • Provides information and education to community members.
    • Maintains high standards of professional conduct in interaction with clients, staff, and other community members.
    • Obtains and implements special population consultations as required.
    • Maintains professional competency through a program of professional development and in-service training.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
    • Demonstrates flexibility in adapting to changing work demands.


    • Maintains accurate, timely chart information in compliance with BHO, State, funding source, and agency quality assurance guidelines.
    • Meets agency productivity expectations of 50% consistently.
    • Meets agency expectations for documentation of services.
    • Coordinates and prioritizes work assignments so that tasks are completed on time.
    • Conduct at least one treatment group on a regular basis.




    Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling/Psychology or related field.


    Experience: Counseling experience working with adults with serious persistent mental illness.


    Licensure: Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration.


    Other: Reliable, insured transportation. Possess and maintain valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle report.




    Experience: Two years’ experience working with children and families.


    Licensure: Child Mental Health Specialist and Washington License (LICSW, LMFT, or LMHC).




    • Knowledge of the classification of mental disorders contained in the current DSM.
    • Ability to educate clients about signs, symptoms, and recovery from mental illness.
    • Familiarity with treatment interventions with individuals who experience a brain disorder.
    • Understanding of interventions with individuals with co-occurring disorders.
    • Awareness of the impact of trauma on human development and psychopathology.
    • Acquaintance with treatment methods used with victims of trauma.
    • Knowledge of family systems.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Understanding of current knowledge on recovery.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Capability to use sound judgment in pproblem-solvingand clinical intervention.
    • Basic knowledge of psychotropic medications and side effects.
    • Practice of respectful communication with clients to enhance rapport and positive outcomes.


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